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RE: Less fails with link error
- From: David Balazic <david dot balazic at hermes dot si>
- To: "'cygwin at cygwin dot com'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 18:07:32 +0200
- Subject: RE: Less fails with link error
> From: Ronald Landheer-Cieslak[SM]
> Reply To: cygwin@cyg
> Sent: 6. avgust 2003 18:15
> To: David Balazic
> Cc: cygwin@cygwin
> Subject: Re: Less fails with link error
> On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 05:45:23PM +0200, David Balazic wrote:
> > I just selected the latest version of less ( by clicking on its name to
> > cycle versions ).
> > There was no warning that it is incompatible with the cygwin version.
> Cycling through the versions is a dangerous thing these days - you should
Is there any other way to get from some version selection back to "Skip" ?
If it is dangerous, then it should be disabled or accompanied with a
> do it if you know what you're doing. The version Setup proposes is the one
> should normally use, because it's the one the maintainer wants you to use.
> maintainer is usually right about what you should use..
There was no note saying that the maintainer prefers one version over
They all were offered to choose from.
> > > You used Setup to install, didn't you?
> > yes.
> > > Use cygcheck to get the version of less, then :)
> > I llearned something new.
> > rpm would catch the incompatibility though :-)
> versioned dependencies in Setup are a work-in-progress *and* require the
> maintainers to put them in the setup.hint files. Neither is magic.
> IIRC, rpm doesn't use any wizzardry either: versioned dependencies are the
> maintainer's job.
> As for the state of progress on versioned dependencies in Setup (before
> ask) IIRC it needs testing more than anything else - but one of the Setup
> people will surely correct me if I'm wrong..
Well I guess I just tested it :-)
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